I tried four different antidepressants before I found one that works well and the part that sucks is that you have to give each one a 4–6 week chance before you can determine whether or not it’s a good match. It can take months and months before finding the right one with the right balance.

It’s a challenge to not feel defeated and to keep trying, but in reality it’s the only way to get to where you need to be.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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